Since Saturday, December 27, four Israelis have been killed by rocket and mortar fire from Gaza:
Dec 27 - Beber Vaknin, 58, of Netivot was killed when a rocket fired from Gaza hit an apartment building in the city.
Dec 29 - Hanni al-Mahdi, 27, of the Beduin settlement Aro'er in the Negev, was killed when a Grad-type missile fired from Gaza exploded at a construction site in Ashkelon. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Dec 29 - Irit Sheetrit, 39, of Ashdod was killed and several wounded when a Grad rocket exploded in the center of the city. Hamas claimed responsibility.
Dec 29 - Chief Warrant Officer Lotfi Nasr a-Din, 38, of the Druse town of Daliat al-Carmel was killed by a mortar attack on a military base near Nahal Oz.
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